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Old 11-13-2010, 10:53 AM   #1
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Unhappy Keys are not responding

Today while coming in rain, Kindle became wet.
When I came home I saw that screen went blank. After I used my hair dryer for 5-10 minutes to dry it, it started and I can see the screen.
However the problem is, I am not able to operate it since keys are not working (including 5 way) as they should be.

I have tried resetting it couple of times but no use.

Please help how to make it readable again.
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Old 11-13-2010, 11:12 AM   #2
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Welcome to MobileRead, amitauti

I'm not sure you can fix this.......perhaps someone else has an idea.

Have you called Kindle Support?

US
online: www.amazon.com/kindlesupport
e-mail: kindle-cs-support@amazon.com
phone: within the US: 1-866-321-8851 (toll free)
outside the US: 1-206-266-0927
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online: www.amazon.co.uk/kindlesupport
e-mail: kindle-support-uk@amazon.co.uk
phone: within the UK: Freephone 0800 496 2449
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Old 11-13-2010, 12:52 PM   #3
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As soon as I read the thread title I suspected that unit got wet - most electronics do not like water and key-response is almost a sure sign things got wet.

A suggestion from Blackberry forums is to place the unit in a closed contained of dry white rice and leave it for a few hours/days. It absorbs the moisture. Another is to go to a hardware store and buy dessicants (sp?) and seal the unit with them. Slow heat, very slow heat - top of tv, computer. More hair dryer time - but low heat.

Good luck (the Blackberry has water damage stickers so Rim can tell if exposed to moisture - maybe Amazon does not go that far and would replace the unit)
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Old 11-15-2010, 12:34 PM   #4
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Thank you for replies guys, it started working again. But.. Few of the keys are not working now. Specially the first line and the up and right key from the 5 key navigation.

Please let me know how to overcome this problem since I am not able to use keys for turning on wi-fi.
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Old 11-15-2010, 12:42 PM   #5
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I see that your most recent message was posted just a couple of hours after the first. I would guess that your Kindle will be fine if you let it dry out overnight -- there's probably still some moisture under the keys.

Edit -- oops, it's been a few days that you've had this problem, my bad. There must be something under the keys, but if drying out the Kindle didn't solve it, you may be stuck, sorry.

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